Located on the plains at the edge of Ohio’s eastern foothills, Pataskala is one of Central Ohio’s fastest growing communities. Primarily a farming community until the building boom that began in the late 1990s, Pataskala still maintains its unique rural charm. Located 25 minutes from downtown Columbus and 25 minutes from downtown Newark, Pataskala is becoming the crossroads for people living, working, and playing throughout Central Ohio.
Originally settled in the early 1800s, Pataskala was incorporated in 1891. In 1994 Lima Township and the Village of Pataskala merged and on January 19, 1997, Pataskala became an Ohio city. Sitting on thirty nine square miles in the southwestern corner of Licking County, Pataskala is just a short distance from both I-70 and I-270 at State Routes 16 and 310 providing easy access to all points east and west.
Because of Pataskala’s central location, both the Southwest Licking School District and Licking Heights School District draws its students from a number of small outlying areas including Etna and Kirkersville. These two district consists of several kindergarten centers, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and an online academy. Click here to view the latest Public School District Report Card for the Southwest Licking School District. Click here to view the latest Public School District Report Card for the Licking Heights School District. Click here to view Private Schools close to this community.
Businesses also benefit from Pataskala’s Central Ohio location. With several new office and industrial parks strategically located throughout the area, Pataskala allows businesses to leverage their geographic location and pro-business policies without losing what makes the community special.
However, all work, and no play, makes for a dull life. With youth and adult soccer, softball for youth and adults, adult sand volleyball, and boys and girls’ basketball and street hockey teams, Pataskala provides recreational activity for everyone in the family.
If a walk in the woods is more your style, then you may find what you want at one of the many parks located in the city of Pataskala. The parks offer everything from walking trails to shelter houses to fishing ponds. Managed by the Pataskala Park and Recreation Department, the parks are located in every corner of the city as well as in the middle of town.
When you’re done exercising the body and you want to exercise your mind, Pataskala offers a number of creative arts programs, as well. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, these art programs are made possible through local churches, the Pataskala Public Library, and both the Southwest Licking Local School District and Licking Heights School Districts.
As a whole, Pataskala provides residents all the advantages of small town living conveniently located on the edge of urban opportunities. It truly is at the crossroads of Central Ohio.
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